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Articles from the August 25, 2018 edition


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  • Residents rally against closing Ojibway facility

    Aug 25, 2018

    By JEAN NORDINE [email protected] IRONWOOD - More than 200 concerned citizens rallied in Ironwood Friday night in the parking lot across from Cloverland Cinemas to protest the Dec. 1 closing of the Ojibway Correctional Facility in Marenisco. Since the Aug. 14 announcement by the Michigan Department of Corrections, many people in the western U.P. have been trying to find a way to ward off the closure and save 200 local jobs. Prior to the announcement a group of people from local governm...

  • Wakefield's Split Rock Trails offer something for everyone

    Aug 25, 2018

    By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] WAKEFIELD - Stroll along one of Wakefield's Split Rock Trails, and you're bound to find flowers, birds, wild apples and sentries of surrounding trees, but be careful not to step on jay-walking toads. In short, it's a Zen experience - unless what you're seeking is a mountain bike thrill, in which case you better keep your eyes open to hold your ground on curving trails that ascend and descend with the added challenge of bridges and bluffs. It's your choice...

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    Aug 25, 2018

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  • Anthony 'Tony' J. Isham Jr.

    Aug 25, 2018

    Anthony "Tony" J. Isham Jr., "zoongidé éwinini, "Strong-hearted man," age 26, of Minnesota, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, at his residence. Tony was born Dec. 18, 1991, in Duluth, Minn., the son of Anthony Isham Sr. and Christina DeVerney. He was united in marriage to Tawnie Demaray on Oct. 6, 2015, in Watersmeet, Mich. Surviving are his daughters, Maddie Isham, Brookston, Minn., and Wynter Isham, Marquette, Mich.; sons, Brayden Isham, Brookston, Zayden Isham, Tipler, Wis., and Zavier I...

  • Community Calendar

    Aug 25, 2018

    Email calendar items and community news to [email protected]. For more information, call 906-932-2211. Saturday, Aug. 25 Alcoholics Anonymous, 11 a.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Community Pickleball Paddlers, 2-5 p.m., Mercer School gymnasium. 715-776-4588. Community Night Meal Free Supper, 5-6 p.m., Apostolic Lutheran Church, Aurora Street, Ironwood. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Sunday, Aug. 26 Alcoholics Anonymous, 1 p.m., closed meeting, Salem Lutheran Church, I...

  • Big play Oredockers defeat Midgets

    Jason Juno|Aug 25, 2018

    HURLEY - A one-score deficit might have been no problem. Even having two-touchdowns to make up in the second half would have been manageable. But not three. Especially not the way Ashland got the halftime lead to 24-0. Hurley failed to score on fourth down inside the 5 to pull within a single touchdown and Ashland followed with a 94-yard drive that ended in a touchdown just before the half. Ashland went on to win 38-14 and drop Hurley to 0-2. "That was killer," Hurley coach Scott Erickson said....

  • Miners bow to Copper Kings in opener

    Pat Krause|Aug 25, 2018

    BESSEMER - Coach John Croze likes to ground and pound the ball on offense and play physical defense and his Calumet Copper Kings did both very well in the season opener against the Gogebic Miners. Calumet rolled over Gogebic 48-6 at Massie Field on Friday night. Miner coach Mark Mazzon was plenty impressed by the Copper Kings. "That's a heckuva team," Mazzon said. "They've got a good program and they are big and physical-you can tell that team has been in the weight room. They are going to give...